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The National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) is Britain's leading independent social research organisation.
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NatCen Aug 24
A big thank you to all our former colleagues who attended the NatCen Pensioners' Lunch in our head office.
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NatCen Aug 22
70% of Brits are worried about climate change. Find out more in the climate chapter of last year's :
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European Social Survey Aug 22
Register to attend our latest event being held in London on Thursday 12 September (6pm). Organised with and 🇬🇧, our latest speaker is Dana Thompson () who will discuss into sampling.
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NatCen Aug 21
Last week we have published a new chapter of British Social Attitudes on emergency care, A&Es and GP services. Read the findings:
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NIHR Research Aug 16
Around half (51%) the population agrees that it is hard to get an appointment with a GP; the level of agreement varies for different groups in the population. Read the latest funded research from here: 
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NIHR Research Aug 16
Findings from the British Social Attitudes survey show health policy-makers the differing social attitudes to accessing emergency care. Read more about the results in the latest blog from at
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NatCen Aug 17
ICYMI researcher spoke on documentary The Courage of Ambivalence
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European Social Survey Aug 16
Dana Thompson () will showcase the GridSample website she helped to create with WorldPop () at our next methods event. The free seminar will take place at 🇬🇧 with on Thursday 12 September.
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The University of Sheffield Aug 16
Overall, 86% of us think A&E is overused, but 56% think its too hard to get a GP appointment. Researchers from said findings from the show health policy-makers the differing social attitudes to accessing emergency care.
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NatCen Aug 15
With growing waiting times for GP appointments, are A&E services under pressure? New blog by NatCen Research Director and co-author
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RCEM Aug 14
“The ‘problem’ of increasing demand isn't going away no matter where patients are treated &, as this survey makes clear, staffing desperately needs to be expanded throughout the health system" on 's survey on emergency care:
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Sheffield Uni News Aug 14
Overall, 86% of us think A&E is overused, but 56% think its too hard to get a GP appointment. from said findings from the show health policy-makers the differing social attitudes to accessing emergency care.
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NatCen Aug 14
51% of the population considers it hard to get an appointment with a GP. Find out more in the new Emergency care chapter:
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Andrew McCracken Aug 14
. finds people in deprived areas find it harder to see their GP. Also finds that 29% of over 65s don't have internet access. A reminder that digital can improve GP access for some but is no panacea. Here's reaction from
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NatCen Aug 14
Patients need to know where to turn when they're ill, says in response to our report on emergency care and GP health services
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NatCen Aug 14
Overall, 36% of the population say they prefer NHS services where they don't need to make an appointment. Read all our findings at
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Health Foundation Aug 13
‘Patients are finding it harder to access their GP, but those in poorer areas report greater problems – a GP in the most deprived areas will be responsible for 370 more patients than in the least deprived.’ responds to today's survey:
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NatCen Aug 14
As NHS figures show A and E visits in England reached an all time high in July, today we publish the first large scale research into public attitudes on use of emergency care
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NatCen Aug 13
Our findings on emergency care are now published. Download the chapter from
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NatCen Aug 13
Majority of Brits think A&E services are overused but half think it is hard to get a GP appointment
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